World War II veteran Frank Brazil will say he didn't do much during his three years in the Army. But on June 6, 1944, the 23-year-old private first class was wounded during the Allied Forces landing on the beaches of Normandy, France.
With his 91st birthday just days away, the humble veteran was given a hero's welcome during his first visit to the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.
During a brief ceremony Wednesday in the museum foyer, the Infantry Foundation Chairman, retired Lt. Gen. Carmen Cavezza, presented Brazil with an Honored Veteran Certificate, the first such presentation by the foundation. Retired chairman, retired Maj. Gen. Jerry White, presented Brazil with a 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar.
Read more in Thursday's Ledger-Enquirer.